Small Car Sales In America - February 2014 YTD

2013 Ford Focus ST yellow
Symptomatic of a struggling U.S. compact car market, Ford hasn't sold more than 16,000 copies of the global best-selling Focus in any of the last five months. Previous to this, Focus sales had topped 16,000 units in 20 consecutive months. 


In fact, in eleven of those 20 months, Ford sold more than 20,000 copies of the Focus in the United States. Theories from automotive enthusiasts suggest a halo model like the Focus ST will pay off with greater awareness, and thus greater sales, of the regular lineup. That hasn't yet proven to be true.


USA small car sales chart February 2014
The Focus has a long list of rivals, but perhaps no rival more direct than the Chevrolet Cruze. Cruze volume has increased each year since the model was introduced, and Chevrolet has recorded an early 19% year-over-year boost through the first two months of 2014. If anything, the diesel-powered Cruze is the nameplate's halo car, but it's exceedingly rare. HybridCars.com says only 508 - just 2.3% - of the Cruze's February volume was generated by the diesel car.

The Cruze did outsell last year's compact leader, the Honda Civic, in February 2014. That wasn't enough to make it the segment leader, however, as total Toyota Corolla volume climbed above 25,000 units.

Meanwhile, subcompact sales slid 4% in February as the class-leading Nissan Versa plunged 22%.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank small cars - city cars, warm hatches, subcompacts, compacts, and urban crossovers - any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • February 2015 • March 2014 • January 2014 • February 2013
Compact
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD

Change
1301
1997-34.9%24583555-30.9%
4472
41717.2%75927831-3.1%
21,836
17,94721.7%38,66432,47119.1%
4888
7720-36.7%993914,874-33.2%
15,926
20,808-23.5%27,92936,969-24.5%
21,575
22,713-5.0%43,399 44,594-2.7%
16,393
16,2191.1%31,71928,39311.7%
5513
500310.2%10,23794118.8%
7286
10,554-31.0%13,520 18,628-27.4%
1279
2420-47.1%2179 4616-52.8%
12,339
10,05822.7%21,466 19,03712.8%
6360
60016.0%12,14511,8972.1%
---
813-100%---1639-100%
25,299
24,9991.2%48,05248,821-1.6%
1649
3020-45.4%33615669-40.7%
11,908
11,968-0.5%21,67622,490-3.6%
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---
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Total
158,024
166,411-5.0%294,336 310,895 -5.3%

Subcompact
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
7586
602525.9%14,17313,2027.4%
4844
5015-3.4%90069300-3.2%
3121
3775-17.3%62436931-9.9%
5925
475024.7%10,165824523.3%
2833
3339-15.2%599558093.2%
699
1028-32.0%1606 2571-37.5%
1116
------2286------
10,280
13,100-21.5%18,80423,370-19.5%
2681
3148-14.8%51485839-11.8%
1334
2045-34.8%23394942-52.7%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
40,419
42,225-4.3%75,765 80,209 -5.5%

City Car
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2576
2836-9.2%44245244-15.6%
3
337-99.1%4 594-99.3%
166
331-49.8%332626-47.0%
941
78220.2%1462126415.7%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
3686
4286-14.0%6222 7728 -19.5%

Sporty Hatchbacks
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2664
3302-19.3%51575805 -11.2%
2083
19059.3%39043664 6.6%
963
2460-63.5%23214906 -52.7%
1363
12449.6%2470 2508 -1.5%
2701
3696-26.9%47355928 -20.1%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
9774
12,607-22.5%18,587 22,811 -18.5%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
% Change
3078
159792.7%54441950179%
---
1-100%---2-100%
---
32-100%--- 45-100%
801
------1530 ------
10,584
955110.8%18,676 16,93310.3%
1370
1662-17.6%2444 3078-20.6%
126
------237------
2348
164442.8%4186299439.8%
428
622-31.2%8301158-28.3%
5197
282983.7%8639519066.5%
1298
1512-14.2%25232779-9.2%
662
59611.1%125412202.8%
5489
325868.5%10,290602270.9%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
31,381
23,30434.7%56,053 41,371 35.5%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown.
GCBC isn't here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you'll see the Encore and XV Crosstrek are listed with small SUVs, too, and the Acura ILX shown with mainstream cars is also displayed with luxury cars... because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

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Small Car Sales In America - February 2015 YTD
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U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - February 2014 YTD
Midsize Car Sales In America - February 2014 YTD

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